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Jun 27, 2018

BARCODE CARD TYPES

Code 39: Capable of encoding uppercase letters A-Z; digits 0-9; and special characters such as SPACE, minus (-), period (.), dollar sign ($), slash (/), percent (%) and plus (+).This barcode can be of any length, but the more characters encoded, the larger the symbol will be.

Code 128: This is an alphanumeric symbol capable of encoding digits 0-9, upper and lowercase letters A-Z, and all standard ASCII symbols. Code128 is variable length—the more characters, the larger the barcode symbol will be on the finished plastic card.

Code 93: Capable of encoding the exact same characters as normal Code 39 barcode cards; uppercase letters A-Z; digits 0-9; and special characters such as SPACE, minus (-), period (.), dollar sign ($), slash (/), percent (%), and plus (+).   The only difference is that this barcode symbol is more compact.

UPC-A: This fixed-length, numeric-only symbol must contain 12 digits.

EAN_JAN-13: This fixed length, numeric-only symbol is similar to the UPC-A, but encodes 13 characters instead of 12.

EAN_JAN-8: This fixed-length; numeric-only symbol is a compressed version of the UPC-A.  All bar code cards must contain 6 digits and because the UPC-E is used for the number system, all symbols must begin with a zero.

UCC_EAN128: This symbol is capable of encoding the same characters as a normal Code 128 barcode; digits 0-9; upper and lowercase letters A-Z; and all standard ASCII symbols. However, the UCC/EAN 128 Barcode formats the data in a different way so that the type of information encoded can be identified. This is done with application identifiers. These 2, 3, or 4 digit numbers are enclosed in parenthesis and identify the type of data that follows.

UPC_E: This fixed-length; numeric-only symbol is a compressed version of the UPC-A.  All barcodes must contain 6 digits, and because the UPC-E is used for the number system zero, all symbols must begin with a zero.

CodaBar: Capable of encoding digits 0-9 as well as six special characters, (-) dash, (:) colon, (.) period, ($) dollar sign, (/) slash and (+) plus. The start/stop characters A, B, C, and D can also be included on each bar code card.

Interleaved2of5: This is a numeric-only barcode card type that must contain an even number of digits.

MSI_Plessey: This variant of the Plessey barcode is capable of encoding the digits 0-9 and is variable length.

PostNET: This numeric-only symbol is capable of encoding digits 0-9 and can be printed as a 5-digit PostNET barcode, a 9-digit Zip+4 PostNET barcode, or a 9-digit DPBC PostNET barcode.


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